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U.S. Brand Names
Canadian Brand Names
Mexican Brand Names
Aviran; Crixivan; Indilan
Antiretroviral Agent, Protease Inhibitor
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine may increase the risk of kidney stones. Be sure to drink enough fluids while taking this medicine. Children are more likely to get kidney stones than adults.
• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to indinavir or any other part of this medicine.
How does it work?
• Indinavir works to injure the virus and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• Take this medicine with water, juice, skim milk, coffee, tea, or a light snack. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
• If taking this medicine with ritonavir, take with or without food.
• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• If you are diabetic, you will need to monitor blood sugars closely.
• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store in original container. Do not remove anti-moisture cube.
• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:49:48.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:23:05.0
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